RAW 2019 – Children of Reach Charity had a brilliant time on our activity week
Children aged 10-18 took part in a week of outdoor activities in Bristol 28th July – 4th August. RAW (Reach Activity Week), is an annual holiday that allows Reach children to have an independent holiday with Reach Mentors and RAW Leaders Claire Hermon and Jo Neal.
The benefits of RAW
Mentors Becky and Jessica tell us why they think RAW is a brilliant opportunity for Reach children.
What happened at RAW 2019
This year they were based at Goblin Coombe, a brand new residential centre in the centre of Bristol. Some children stayed in dorms whilst others were able to camp in the grounds. They undertook loads of activities over the week including; Abseiling, caving, paddle boarding, raft building, canoeing, walking, archery and power boating.
Apart from the activities, free-time allowed children to mix with each other and gain confidence from talking and learning from their peers, leading to lifelong friendships.
What do the children think?
Feedback from children who attended 2018 RAW:
“Love doing all the activities and with people just like me and understand how I feel”.
“Meeting people who understand how it feels and don’t judge you for your limitations and cosmetic differences”.
“It’s very important to me and very nice to know there are other people like me. You get a very strong sense of belonging and it’s great to try activities I wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to do”.